Resolution 99-22: EQUAL ABSENCES FOR ALL

Number 99-22
Description more excused absences
Authored by Bill Reeves
Sponsored by Jeannie Panton
Date Submitted Tuesday, November 10, 1998
Date Considered Thursday, January 1, 1970
General Body Vote Tuesday, December 1, 1998
Committee Academic Affairs
Result Implemented
Remarks IMPLEMENTED - Memo from President Witt to Provost asked for this to be enforced.
Whereas Over 200 UTA students incur academic absences related to official school related activities each semester; and
Whereas The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs recognizes "University Authorized Absences" as exempt from academic penalty for that absences; and
Whereas Though the current undergraduate catalog indicates that a student with a University Authorized Absence "is not penalized for the absence," several university instructors deny those students access to make-up exams, unreasonably weight final exams, or count absences against final-exam exemption.
Be It Further Resolved That The current UTA policy on University Authorized Absences be clarified to include prohibiting the following: academic penalties for absences, removal of attendance bonuses, and denying make-up tests while assigning heavier weights to subsequent exams.
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